Judge tosses McAnulty conviction and sentence

Judge J. Burdette Pratt issued his order late Wednesday afternoon. The case now moves back to Lane County.

Posted: Jul 10, 2019 6:45 PM
Updated: Jul 10, 2019 6:45 PM

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news at 6" a major turn of events in the case for a eugene mother convicted of killing her teenage daughter nearly ten years ago. late this afternoon a judge vacated the death sentence and conviction for angela mcanulty --- ruling that she didn't get a fair trial. kezi 9 news reporter michael sevren spoke to one of her former attorneys... who says he hopes she gets a lesser sentence --- but stays behind bars. sot:i'm so glad she is getting off the death row. for kenneth hadley who helped represent angela mcanulty in her original case... the order by retired judge j. burdette pratt brings deep relief. hadley who's retired himself... says he hopes a new trial will end with mcanulty spending the rest of her life in prison. sot: hopefull energetic people take over. it was in 2009 when police swarmed mcanulty's home on howard avenue to find her 15-year-old daughter jeanette maples dead. investigators say mcanulty and her husband beat and starved the girl while allowing two other children in the family to eat. stand up: prosecutors in lane county tell me after the judge enters his final order, the attorney general will decide whether to appeal the ruling before it hads back to prosecutors hands here in eugene. sot: we felt very rushed. hadley says mcanulty trial came just over a month and a half after others on the defense team finished up another death penalty case. he says she pleaded guilty to show the jury she took resposibily for her actions. he said he and the others were shocked when mcanulty was sentenced to death. court records filed on mcanulty's behalf claim she wasn't adequately represented saying only a fraction of evidence about her history mental illness and childhood trauma was presented. sot they were given a very short period of time before we started this trail and i thought that was terribly unfair. we reached out to people who knew jeanette but haven't heard back. we also reached out multiple organizations that are dedicated to fighting child abuse, while they were not available for an interview officials tell us there are more prevention services and other programs available today then there was in 2009. in eugene i'm michael sevren kezi 9
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